Priests holding mass before a crowd in Ouro Preto during Easter. The religious festival cycle plays an important role in Brazilian society, especially the impoverished Northeast and in other rural areas. Most Brazilians are baptized, married and buried in the Catholic Church.Padres celebrando missa diante da multidão durante a Páscoa em Ouro Preto. O ciclo das festas religiosas desempenha um papel importante na sociedade brasileira, especialmente no Nordeste empobrecido e em outras áreas rurais.
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